Drawing an Eastern Orthodox Cross

This one is rather easy as it’s similar to, but not quite a Latin Cross. It does take more than the usual amount of space on a grid though: Not using a grid? No problem, just do this: Start this design by making a Latin Cross that’s thinner than usual. …

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Drawing a Door and Lintel

This isn’t a hard symbol at all. It’s just a few rectangles with some splotches on them. Here’s all you need to do to make this design: Start out by drawing a simple square. Extend the bottom line a little distance on both sides so it looks like the square …

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Drawing a Cross of Triumph

This is a pretty easy design, as it’s basically a cross set on a ball. The only real trick is getting the bands on the ball lined up properly, but with a little preparation that problem virtually disappears. Here’s how to draw the Cross of Triumph: Normally, I’d suggest you …

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Drawing a Cross Fitchee

This design is a near duplicate of the Cross Crosslet. If you’re good at drawing those, you’ll have no trouble with this. Here’s an easy way to draw a Cross Fitchee: Start off by drawing a Cross Crosslet, but draw the bottom arm only lightly and without any buds. Place …

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Drawing a Cross Crosslet

Although it might not look like it, this cross design is very easy to draw — especially against a grid. The main problem is getting the proportions right. It’s noticable if you’ve accidentally made it too thin or thick. If you’re using a grid, just follow this pattern: Not using …

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Drawing a Creator’s Star

This design is surprisingly easy. If you want, you can make it on a grid very quickly. However, it’s slightly out of proportion when you do it that way: A much better method is to follow these steps: Start by drawing a rectangle. Make the width slightly less than the …

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Drawing a sprig of Clover

There’s nothing complicated about this design. All you need to do is watch your proportions to keep things balanced, and that’s easy as pie. Here’s the steps to make a nice bit of clover: Lightly draw a loosely defined plus. None of the arms should really be straight, but try …

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Drawing a Circle

This tutorial is for drawing a circle as it appears as a symbol or part of a larger symbol, not for drawing circles in general. If that’s what you want, then go to the tutorial for drawing circles. As a symbol, the circle is typically just a circular frame. So …

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Drawing a Chi Rho Cross

There are many variants of this design, so check the page about symbols made with letters to see what other designs are possible. The design on this page is a simple square design instead of the more popular vertical design. Here’s how to draw this design: Start this design by …

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Drawing a Chi Rho

There are several different ways to draw this design, so check the page about symbols made with letters to see what other designs are possible. The design on this page is more traditional vertical design. Here’s how to draw the Chi Rho: Start the design by drawing a rectangle that’s …

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